International GCSE Psychology (9218)

International GCSE Psychology

Bring the study of the human mind to life in your classroom

This International GCSE Psychology course has been designed to develop your students’ knowledge of psychological concepts whilst broadening their independent thinking and research skills.

  • The only GCSE Psychology specification tailored especially for international students with globally appropriate content and a strong focus on exam skills.
  • Contemporary and relevant examples are given to demonstrate real-world applications of the study of psychology, engaging students and preparing them for further study.
  • Benefits from UK education expertise combined with course material that is relevant and appealing to students worldwide.

International GCSE Psychology (9218)

View the switching guide to see the differences between your old International GCSE Psychology specification and the OxfordAQA specification (version updated September 2023).

OxfordAQA International GCSE Psychology covers the following topics:

Cognition and behaviour

  1. Memory
  2. Perception
  3. Biopsychology
  4. Research methods

Social context and behaviour

  1. Communication
  2. Social influences
  3. Mental health
  4. Research methods

OxfordAQA provides the resources and advice you need to get started with the International GCSE Psychology specification effectively.

We have too many International GCSE Psychology resources to list here, so please visit our resources for teachers area to see them all, including:

  • Schemes of work to allow you to plan how to deliver the specification in a way that will best suit you and your students
  • Teaching guidance to outline clearly the scope of teaching and learning
  • Topic tests and mock exam analysers to allow you to track your students’ progress

Paper 1 – Cognition and Behaviour:

  • 2 hours
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2 – Social Context and Behaviour:

  • 2 hours
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE


  • Linear specification; individual components may not be re-sat.
  • Candidates can re-take the whole qualification as many times as they wish.

Take a look at:

You must be an approved OxfordAQA centre to enter students for our exams. Make sure you become an OxfordAQA centre before you start teaching a course.

Questions about this qualification?

Questions about this qualification?

Let us know your information below, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

*Mandatory field.

Course specification
Download here
(PDF, 707KB)